Australian horror thriller Run Rabbit Run starts out as a pleasingly familiar creepy kid yarn, but it runs out of gas very quickly en route to becoming ploddingly tedious.
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Disappointing, but well made, Sometimes I Think About Dying is built around a solid concept that’s never satisfyingly explored.
Nancy Schwartzman’s incendiary, but uneven documentary Victim/Suspect takes a deep dive into the various ways detectives and authorities in positions of power try to clear notoriously difficult to prosecute sexual assault and rape cases by shifting blame away from the accused and onto the victims.
Captivatingly strange and sometimes depressingly timely, writer-director Cory Finley’s delightfully idiosyncratic sci-fi satire Landscape with Invisible Hand is a sprawling story of a teenage boy trying to navigate a new world that feels far from normal.
Smartly realized, psychologically fascinating, and brutally violent, Brandon Cronenberg’s trippy thriller Infinity Pool is the writer-director’s best effort yet.
Writer-director A.V. Rockwell’s debut feature, A Thousand and One, is a tremendous, sprawling big city epic contained within an intimately realized, highly detailed family drama that unfolds over the course of more than a decade.
A playful blend of fact and fantasy, David Redman and Ashley Sabin’s documentary Kim’s Video will speak loudly and proudly to cinephiles and physical media enthusiasts.
Iranian-Australian filmmaker Noora Niasari’s outstanding first feature, Shayda, is a work of tremendous intensity, warmth, paranoia, and resilience.
Ukrainian filmmaker Roman Liubyi’s artful documentary Iron Butterflies looks back to earlier days in their country’s fight against Russia to pay respect to victims of a large scale atrocity that threaten to be forgotten about amid current battles and tensions.
Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze’s layered and unique romance Slow asks important, potentially unanswerable questions of its viewers.